Meliora Consulting Provides Resources During Unprecedented Times

Resources to Accommodate Workplace Changes As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times and begin to re-open and bring employees back to the workplace, Meliora Consulting, ESC’s sister company,  has a team of Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts with a number of resources that may be helpful to you.  Meliora Consulting is rolling out a … Continued

Bringing Your Employees Back

Creating a Plan to Re-Open and Bring Your Employees Back An ESC  Zoom seminar Thursday, April 30,  2020 | 10 – 11 a.m. EST Overview Join our EVP and Chief People Officer, Liz Warren, for a detailed discussion on the steps to re-open your business: Establishing a timeline for your re-opening and return to work … Continued

Employee Safety & Communication During a Crisis

Join our panel of experts for a detailed discussion of best practices during a crisis. Topics for discussion include minimizing employee exposure to various hazards, key aspects of a preparedness and response plan, developing a documented risk assessemnt, creating a communication plan, connecting with your employees, and supporting your employees.

Coronavirus Update: Onsite Workforce, FMLA, Unemployment Claims

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced an agreement on the paid sick leave bill for those impacted by the virus. The provisions are set to take place immediately upon passage. As soon as this is finalized, we will provide updated information.

2020: New HR Challenges in a New Decade

Join Employer Services Corporation (ESC) and Gross Shuman P.C. for a lively panel discussion on the newest HR challenges and legal issues confronting employers in 2020. Topics to include expansion of NYS Sexual Harassment & Anti-Discrimination Laws, handling the flu, Coronavirus, and other illnesses in the workplace; NYS and marijuana; hiring a competitor’s employee, and more.

The Five Steps of Coaching & Progressive Discipline

Coaching and progressive discipline is the process for both dealing with teaching employee’s new skills as well as dealing with job-related behavior that does not meet expected performance standards. The primary purpose of progressive discipline is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists. The goal of this process is to have the employee improve their performance to average or above-average expectations, but sometimes this doesn’t happen. In these instances, there must be a commitment to move forward with a separation or the entire process becomes meaningless.

Quiz Corner: Recruiting Communications

What should an employer tell a candidate who is not selected for a position? How an organization handles it’s applicants is perceived as a reflection of how it treats its employees.

Do you need a written PTO policy?

The Importance of Having a Written PTO Policy Employment law does not mandate the allowance of paid time off (PTO) to employees for events such as vacations, personal time, and sick days.  It is, however, a best practice of  Employers of Choice. Employers have flexibility regarding the amount of time off, if any, they will offer to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Employee Performance Evaluations

There is no law that mandates you provide your employees with annual written performance evaluations.  However, it is important to document any performance issues and an annual evaluation is one way to help do that.